This book was offered to me for review all thoughts are my own.
(from the books description)
Through a fresh investigation of the relationship between faith and identity, this diverse group of international contributors offers an engaging discussion of human identity—and specifically, Christian identity. From a biblical foundation, they address theological discussions of identity and contemporary cultural themes, such as migration, ethnicity, embodiment, attachment, and gender. Straightforward and thought-provoking, The Self Examined is an accessible guide to this wide-ranging and important issue.
The flow and editing of this book was engaging. There were interesting concepts from a variety of authors and different perspectives. The topic is one that is debated and has a lot of different angles to engage with. This book is only a broad discussion of a few of those facets. As I read the book and currently look at the advanced praise for this book I notice that it is a book with some heady ideas.
The book is praised by PhD’s and directors at seminaries, people in the academy, not those who are simply wanting to understand faith more deeply. This book has a market but that market is a very specific group. Instead of not recommending this book to the audience here I will say read this book if you are a deep thinker who is interested in identity and identity formation from a very academic Christian perspective.